9 Shakespeare Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith In Love

martes, 18 de abril de 2017 14:22

|Diego Cera



During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Shakespeare became a revolutionary figure in English poetry and drama. He abandoned religious themes and motifs used by his literary predecessors to explore the different shapes and forms in which love manifests.
 
Shakespeare mocked romantic entanglements and the way love can turn people into fools, but he equally praised and ennobled love in his sonnets. He knew that beauty fades with time, but that love can endure and go beyond physical appearance and social status. Thus, we have selected Shakespeare's most romantic quotes, which encompass the intricate but also profound nature of love with his emblematic and everlasting beautiful language.

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"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 1)
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“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep: The more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite."

(Romeo and Juliet – Act 2, Scene 1)

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"The sight of lovers feedeth those in love."
(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene  4)
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"I'll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well"
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 1)

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"A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind.
A lover's ear will hear the lowest sound."

(Love's Labour's Lost  – Act 4, Scene 3)

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“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain,
But Lust's effect is tempest after sun.
Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain;
Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done.
Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies;
Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies.”

("Venus and Adonis")
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"If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die."

(Twelfth Night –Act 1, Scene 1)
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"Love sought is good, but given unsought is better"
(Twelfth night – Act 3, Scene 1)

"Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt thou that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love."
(Hamlet – Act 2, Scene 2)

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
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So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and gives life to thee."

(Sonnet 18)
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This is only a little glimpse at Shakespeare's vast and beautiful language. If  you want to learn more, be sure to check out: Shakespeare Teaches You 100 Ways To Seduce With Language


Translated by Andrea Valle Gracia

 




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